The Dalton Gang’s Life of Crime — It didn’t add up! – Museum of the Sierra

Join us as we look at the Dalton Gang and their crime spree 'by the numbers'. Between 1890 and 1892, Bob, Bill, Grat and Emmett cut a swath of murder and mayhem across the Old West, robbing trains and banks. Even Wonder Valley, right here in our own backyard, still bears the mark of their presence in the Sierra. Perhaps because in Coffeyville, Kansas, they attempted to rob two banks at the same time, their impact on the American psyche still remains. But why are we fascinated with these guys? Join this second webinar, as we take a look at…


Hikes for History #1 – Dawn Road – SJ&E Spur to Saw Mill led by Doug & Debbie Kroeper

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

No registration required! Join Doug and Debbie Kroeper on the Museum of the Sierra’s first Hikes for History of the season! An easy informative hike about the Mill Ponds in Shaver and the use of the flumes to transport lumber to the sawmill in Clovis. The hike will follow the spur from the SJ&E Railroad to the Mill Ponds at Shaver Lake, where the original dam was. The hike has a 3% grade and is approximately 3 miles round trip, with the option to continue to the corrals. Bring your lunch for a picnic on the backside of Musick Mountain!…

Museum of the Sierra Pancake & Egg Breakfast

shaver lake community center 41344 Tollhouse Rd,, Shaver Lake

Join the Museum of the Sierra for the Annual Pancake & Egg Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd from 7:00 - 11:00 am at the Shaver Lake Community Center.   Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.   Breakfast purchased at the door: $7 Adults 13+ $4 Children 5-12 Free - Children under 4

Sierra Voices #3: Black Bart – The Gentleman Bandit

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Black Bart – the Gentleman Bandit who robbed 28 Wells Fargo stages between 1875 and 1883. Who was this masked man, how’d he do it, and what became of him? Catch this in-person Sierra Voices presentation on Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 pm. Rumor has it Black Bart might grant us a personal appearance.


Folklore Webinar Series – Joaquin Murrieta

Online Event

The California Gold Rush of 1849 and 1850 produced many colorful characters. Since then, many have been idolized, lionized, and vilified. None more so than Joaquin Murrieta. Some claim he was a fictional character, or a Robin Hood of the Gold Fields, or a ruthless killer preying on the weak and undefended. One Hundred-Seventy years have passed since the purported head of this mysterious bandito was shown up and down California, but the debates about the truth of Joaquin Murrieta rage on today, much as the cries for his elimination reverberated throughout the Sierra then. Register Here


Cone Harvesting Workday

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Central Sierra ResiliencyFund's Seedlings of Hope program and its partners will be hosting a cone harvesting workday at the Museum of the Sierra. Volunteers will assist CSRF in collecting seeds from Ponderosa, Jeffrey, and Sugar pinecones. These seeds will be sown at local nurseries in an effort to continue our reforestation efforts within the Fresno County footprint of the CreekFire. Lunch and water will be provided. Closed-toeshoes, long pants, gloves, and sun protection are required. For additional info and to RSVP email

Sierra Voices #6 The History of Volunteer Fire Fighting & Creek Fire Recovery

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

The History of Volunteer Fire Fighting & Creek Fire Recovery Presentation Summary: Speaker James Parr will discuss firefighting efforts during the Creek Fire, focusing on the many volunteer fire departments in the Shaver Lake and foothill areas.  Including the devastation felt by the homeowners who lost everything, what is being done to prevent future disasters, and where we are with rebuilding the communities. Speaker - James Parr: James and his wife Janet bought property in the Shaver Lake area in 2000, permanently moving to the area in 2009.  This was a life goal, to leave the city and live in…

Board of Director’s Meeting – Open to the Public

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Topic: CSHS BOD Meeting Time: Nov. 16, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Location: Museum of the Sierra Media Room OR Zoom Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 559 841 4478 One tap mobile +16694449171,,5598414478# US +17193594580,,5598414478# US Dial by your location +1 669 444 9171 US +1 719 359 4580 US +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 386 347 5053 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)…

Children’s Holiday Crafts

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Please join us for this FREE Children's Holiday Crafts event, sponsored by v.e.s.t. on Saturday, November 26th! Crafts will be available for children of all ages and include: Pine Cone Bird Feeder Paper Chain Garland Rudolph with a red tootsie pop nose All supplies will be furnished. Weather permitting!